SEC football notebook

Alabama sophomore quarterback Brodie Croyle will be featured this week as the SEC Good Works Team Player of the Week on this weekend's Jefferson-Pilot Sports telecast of the Alabama-Ole Miss contest.

Brodie Croyle, Alabama

Not only excelling on the football field, Croyle, who earned the 2003 starting job following spring practice, was just as busy helping his community. Spending time visiting patients at the Tuscaloosa VA Hospital, Brodie was also a frequent speaker to area elementary schools.

Croyle also delivered food for the West Alabama Food Bank and was a volunteer at a charity golf tournament in south Alabama. This year, Brodie was designated as winner of the Derrick Thomas Community Award for his service to the community.

Each week during the SEC football season, Jefferson-Pilot Sports will highlight a representative of the 2003 SEC Football Good Works Team. Student-Athletes earn SEC Good Works Team recognition for their community service and campus activities.

SEC Football Good Works Team Honorees
Week 1 - Eli Manning, Ole Miss
Week 2 - Travelle Wharton, South Carolina
Week 3 - Matt Clay, Vanderbilt
Week 4 - No JP Game
Week 5 - Daniel Burnett, Kentucky
Week 6 - Max Starks, Florida
Week 7 - Reggie Torbor, Auburn
Week 8 - Brodie Croyle, Alabama

SEC on TV this Week

The schedule includes live and taped events as well as weekly shows. For more information on the SEC's television partners, log onto www.secsports.com. All times are Eastern.

(Thu.) Oct. 16
6:30 p.m. FOX SN/SUN SEC-TV Weekly (Live)

(Sat.) Oct. 18
12 p.m. JP Sports SEC Football Today (Live)
12:30 p.m. JP Sports Alabama at Ole Miss Football (Live)
3:30 p.m. CBS Sports Florida at Arkansas Football (Live)
7:45 p.m. ESPN/ESPN2 LSU at South Carolina Football (Live)

Last Week's Game Results

South Carolina 27, Kentucky 21
Auburn 10, Arkansas 3
Navy 37, Vanderbilt 27
Ole Miss 55, Arkansas State 0
Mississippi State 35, Memphis 27
Alabama 17, Southern Miss 3
Florida 19, LSU 7
Georgia 41, Tennessee 14

SEC in this Week's AP Poll (Oct. 13)

1. Oklahoma (61) 6-0
2. Miami, Fla. (3) 6-0
3. Virginia Tech 6-0
4. GEORGIA 5-1
5. Southern Cal 5-1
6. Washington State 5-1
7. Florida State 5-1
8. Ohio State 5-1
9. Iowa 5-1
10. LSU 5-1
11. ARKANSAS 4-1
12. Northern Illinois 6-0
13. Purdue 5-1
14. Wisconsin 6-1
15. Michigan State 6-1
16. Texas Christian 6-0
17. Michigan 5-2
18. Nebraska 5-1
19. AUBURN 4-2
20. Texas 4-2
21. TENNESSEE 4-2
22. Oregon State 5-1
23. Oklahoma State 5-1
24. Missouri 5-1
25. Minnesota 6-1

Others (SEC Only): South Carolina (12), Florida (11), Ole Miss (4).

Active SEC Players Career Numbers

Passing Yardage
1. 9,190 - Jared Lorenzen, Kentucky (2000- )
2. 8,416 - Eli Manning, Ole Miss (2000- )
3. 8,037 - Casey Clausen, Tennessee (2000- )
4. 7,203 - David Greene, Georgia (2001- )
5. 5,022 - Kevin Fant, Miss. State (2000- )
6. 3,311 - Jason Campbell, Auburn (2001- )
7. 2,945 - Jay Cutler, Vanderbilt (2002- )
8. 2,462 - Matt Jones, Arkansas (2001- )
9. 2,183 - Matt Mauck, LSU (2001- )
10. 2,122 - Brodie Croyle, Alabama (2002- )

Completions
1. 757 - Jared Lorenzen, Kentucky (2000- )
2. 692 - Eli Manning, Ole Miss (2000- )
3. 647 - Casey Clausen, Tennessee (2000- )
4. 522 - David Greene, Georgia (2001- )
5. 391 - Kevin Fant, Miss. State (2000- )
6. 260 - Jason Campbell, Auburn (2001- )
7. 212 - Jay Cutler, Vanderbilt (2002- )
8. 178 - Matt Jones, Arkansas (2001- )
9. 171 - Matt Mauck, LSU (2001- )
10. 146 - Brodie Croyle, Alabama (2002- )

Touchdown Passes
1. 72 - Jared Lorenzen, Kentucky (2000- )
2. 66 - Eli Manning, Ole Miss (2000- )
3. 59 - Casey Clausen, Tennessee (2000- )
4. 45 - David Greene, Georgia (2001- )
5. 31 - Kevin Fant, Miss. State (2000- )
6. 24 - Matt Jones, Arkansas (2001- )
7. 20 - Jason Campbell, Auburn (2001- )
8. 19 - Matt Mauck, LSU (2001- )
9. 18 - Jay Cutler, Vanderbilt (2002- )
10. 11 - Brodie Croyle, Alabama (2002- )

Rushing Yardage
1. 2,338 - Cedric Cobbs, Arkansas (1999- )
2. 1,911 - Carnell Williams, Auburn (2001- )
3. 1,743 - Shaud Williams, Alabama (2002- )
4. 1,608 - Ronnie Brown, Auburn (2001- )
5. 1,461 - Matt Jones, Arkansas (2001- )
6. 1,375 - Cedric Houston, Tennessee (2001- )
7. 1,130 - Ran Carthon, Florida (2000- )
8. 1,097 - Kwane Doster, Vanderbilt (2002- )
9. 872 - Jabari Davis, Tennessee (2001- )
10. 804 - De'Arrius Howard, Arkansas (2002- )

Sacks
1. 19 - David Pollack, Georgia (2001- )
2. 18 - Antwan Odom, Alabama (2000- )
3. 13 - Bobby McCray, Florida (2000- )
4. 11 - Reggie Torbor, Auburn (2000- )
5. 10.5 - Nautyn McKay-Loescher, Alabama (2000- ) and Charlie Anderson, Ole Miss (2000- )
7. 10 - Constantin Ritzmann, Tennessee (1999- )
8. 9 - Jesse Mitchell, Ole Miss (2000- )
9. 7.5 - Caleb Miller, Arkansas (2000- ) and Jeremy Caudill, Kentucky (2000- )

All-Purpose Yardage
1. 5,020 - Derek Abney, Kentucky (2000- )
2. 2,946 - Cedric Cobbs, Arkansas (1999- )
3. 2,748 - Chris Collins, Ole Miss (2000- )
4. 2,674 - Damien Gary, Georgia (2000- )
5. 2,644 - Fred Gibson, Georgia (2001- )
6. 2,604 - Shaud Williams, Alabama (2002- )
7. 2,407 - Carnell Williams, Auburn (2001- )
8. 2,241 - Kwane Doster, Vanderbilt (2002- )
9. 2,100 - Michael Clayton, LSU (2001- )
10. 1,924 - Ronnie Brown, Auburn (2001- )

Traditionally an Extremely Competitive Conference

SEC vs. SEC games have traditionally been among the most competitive in the nation. After seven weeks of this season, 17 SEC vs. SEC games have an average scoring margin of 12.65 points per contest. 58.8 percent of the SEC's nine games (10-of-17) have been decided by ten-points-or-less.

All-Time SEC Career Rushing Yards by Quarterback

1. John Bond, Miss. State 1980-83 2,280
2. Phil Gargis, Auburn 1973-76 1,884
3. Don Smith, Miss. State 1983-86 1,868
4. Andy Johnson, Georgia 1971-73 1,799
5. Derrick Ramsey, Kentucky 1975-77 1,764
6. Harry Gilmer, Alabama 1944-47 1,759
7. Jimmy Sidle, Auburn 1962-64 1,703
8. Mike Fanuzzi, Kentucky 1971-74 1,484
9. Marcus Wilson, Vanderbilt 1989-92 1,468
10. MATT JONES, ARKANSAS 2001- 1,461

2003 Long Offensive Drives

By Plays
18 - LSU vs. UL-Monroe (66 yards/8:28 TOP/Interception)
17 - Auburn vs. Western Kentucky (82 yards/8:31 TOP/FG)
16 - Alabama vs. Kentucky (73 yards/6:31 TOP/Interception)
15 - Six Times

By Yards
99 - South Carolina vs. Virginia (1 play/0:17 TOP/TD)
97 - Alabama vs. South Florida (11 plays/5:01 TOP/TD)
92 - Miss. State vs. LSU (10 plays/4:30 TOP/TD)
90 - Alabama vs. South Florida (15 plays/7:37 TOP/TD)
89 - South Carolina vs. Tennessee (11 plays/5:24 TOP/TD)
89 - South Carolina vs. Georgia (5 plays/2:30 TOP/TD)
89 - Tennessee vs. Georgia (2 plays/0:54 TOP/TD)

By Time of Possession
8:31 - Auburn vs. Western Kentucky (17 plays/82 yards/FG)
8:28 - LSU vs. UL-Monroe (18 plays/66 yards/Interception)
7:59 - Alabama vs. Southern Miss (15 plays/62 yards/FG)
7:37 - Alabama vs. South Florida (15 plays/90 yards/TD)
7:24 - Auburn vs. Arkansas (14 plays/62 yards/FG)
7:12 - Auburn vs. Vanderbilt (15 plays/70 yards/Missed FG)
6:48 - Georgia vs. Clemson (14 plays/77 yards/Downs)
6:35 - Alabama vs. South Florida (10 plays/47 yards/End of Half)

SEC Statistical Trends

Trends moving towards the passing game have picked up during the last decade in the Southeastern Conference. In 1992, passing yards accounted for 50.1 percent of the total offensive yards in the league. This year, passing yards account for 59.5 percent of the yards, down from an all-time high of 63.5 percent in 1999. Also, point production in the SEC is at an all-time high this season.

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